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“>>>, He is a man free of morals. As has been demonstrated hundreds of times, he is a liar, a racist and a cheat. I feel ashamed to use these words, as sharp and loud as they are. But if they apply to anyone, they apply to Trump. >>”

Source: Donald Trump Is a Menace to the World: Opinion – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Source: World Water Day 2017: 60 powerful photos to make you think twice about leaving the tap running

Source: تقييد عمل التجمع النسائي الديمقراطي في البقاع بتهمة النضال ضدّ التزويج المبكر!

Members of the Administration might be extremists, but they aren’t an aberration. We must rid ourselves of comforting myths. It is going to get worse.

Source: Our Part in the Darkness – The New Yorker

ارتكبت السلطات السورية جرائم قتل، وتعذيب، واختفاء قسري، وإبادة داخل سجن صيدنايا منذ 2011 ضمن سياق هجوم ممنهج على السكان المدنيين.

Source: ضعوا حداً للرعب في سجون سوريا | منظمة العفو الدولية

نسبة الأسر التي تقترض المال أو التي تتكبد ديوناً ارتفعت إلى 90% (مروان بو حيدر)

Source: أوضاع اللاجئين عام 2016: 93% يواجهون خطر انعدام الأمن الغذائي | الأخبار

“لست متفائلاً”

دعت المبادرات المدنيّة إلى تجمّعٍ شعبيّ عند الرابعة من مساء السبت، لحماية ناحيةٍ من شاطئ الرملة البيضاء تتمّ حالياً مصادرتها لتشييد

Source: سحر مندور: هكذا يُسرق البحر منا :: رأي | جريدة السفير

Just finished reading a book: “the Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian“, a Novel by Sherman Alexie; Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2009.

the story presents an inside look of the daily life challenges of Native Americans in what is called “rez” or “reservation”, which is a twist of what is in reality closer to a “concentration camp”. A must read definitely.

I will share quotes in a series of posts, and here is the first part:

“…, I draw all the time. I draw cartoons of my mother and father; my sister and grandmother; my best friend, Rowdy; and everybody else on the rez. I draw because words are too unpredictable. \i draw because words are too limited. If you speak and writer in English, or Spanish, or Chinese, or any other language, then only a certain percentage of human beings will get your meaning. but when you draw a picture, everybody can understand it. if I draw a cartoon of a flower, then every man, woman and child in the world can look at it and say, “that’s a flower.”…”